Girard-Perregaux New Face of Tradition – No.7 & No.8

by D Constant on May 1, 2012

in Exclusive Watch Reviews, Girard-Perregaux, Product Information, Watch News

Girard-Perregaux – Young watchmaker No.7 – Frederic Kuzniak and No.8 – Lauriane Cassard


The last in the series of young watchmakers from Girard-Perregaux’s The New Face of Tradition on The Watch Review Site, so far we have highlighted six of these young watchmakers, many having differing tastes, lifestyles and pasts. Today we finish off with the final two and as we have previously stated these are in no order No.1 could of just as easily been No.8, we have no preference and we mean nothing ny the numbering, its just a way of differentiating between these young and dynamic watchmakers.

No.7 is Frederic Kuzniak, and what treats have Girard-Perregaux in stall for us here, another speedster or musician, No none of the above this is just what you would expect frpom a precision engineer such as a budding watchmaker, Frederic is into mechanical engineering… (in the words of Yoda) a normal one is he me thinks…..

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as for interests and the Girard-Perregaux tiomepiece he prefers….

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And last but not least in our series is No.8 Lauriane Cassard and she is a green fingered variety of watchmakers.

GP Watchmaker Lauriane Cassard

Gardening is one of the earliest memories I have in my life. Growing up in a family of farmers, I started sowing and harvesting at a very young age and have always been deeply fascinated by how nature responds to the care of human beings. I would always enjoy observing and admiring the changing landscapes through the different seasons, something that I still find very soothing. says Lauriane

One day I heard about an old house for sale and that it would need restoration. I drove to the site to see it closely and instantly fell in love with the house, its energy and mysterious history. My partner and I eventually managed to buy it, restore it and move into this beautiful 400-year-old structure. It has taken three years to bring the house and its garden back to life.

One day an old man from the village told us our house was the only survivor after a fire caused by the Swedish invasion in 1637 that completely destroyed the village. Today, together with my kids I take care of its garden where we cultivate fruits and vegetables that I share with my friends and colleagues. It feels like receiving a living gift from the past. I love it.

Favourite Movie: Pulp Fiction

Favourite Quote: “Dreams are the royal access to the unconscious.”

Favourite Musician/Song: The Kills/Satellite.

On My To-Do List: Bring my kids to a music festival like Paléo in Nyon.

I Am: happy, funny, optimistic and a party girl.

If I Weren’t a Watchmaker I Would Be… an oenologist. for the unknowledgable of us thats a winemaker, or wine making specialist, the science behind winemaking. (see we are diverse here on The Watch Review Site, you could never say we don’t try and educate.)

In 30 Years I’ll Be… retired and well occupied with traveling, cinema, theater.

Favourite GP Watch: Vintage 1945 Tourbillon with Three Gold Bridges






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